A Student’s Perspective: Working at Great Kids Café
By Davon Stokes
Class of 2011, Edmondson-Westside High School
My experience working at Great Kids Café, the cafeteria in the district office of Baltimore City Public Schools, was challenging and interesting. I learned the first steps of the restaurant business—steps that have motivated me to maybe open my own restaurant later in life. The things I learned amazed me, including how much sanitation matters and how important it is to interact with customers and serve them in the most customer-friendly way possible.
My last day is Thursday, June 30, and I already know I’m going to miss my job at Great Kids Café. I’ll miss the people, and I’ll miss doing what I love for a job. The good thing, however, is that I now know I’m going to stay in this field. After graduating from college (I’m attending Howard Community College in the fall), I’m going to work in a restaurant or hotel as a baking and pastry chef. I might even try to open my own bakery and produce my own work.
Thank you, Great Kids Café, and thank you, Baltimore City Public Schools.